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The Earthling ()


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Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets... See more »

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Patrick Foley
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Shawn Daley
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Ross Daley
Olivia Hamnett ...
Bettina Daley
Alwyn Kurts ...
Christian Neilson
Pat Evison ...
Meg Neilson
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Bobby Burns
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Parnell
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Red
Allan Penney ...
Harlan
Willie Fennell ...
R.C
Walter Pym ...
Uncle
Cul Cullen ...
Dawson
Dawn Gregg ...
Dalton (as Dawn Schroder)
Maggie Blinco ...
Jessica
Tui Bow ...
Lyla
Danny Adcock ...
Bus Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Harders ...
Molly Ann Hogan (uncredited)
Harry Neilson ...
McGroaty (uncredited)

Directed by

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Peter Collinson

Written by

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Lanny Cotler ... (written by)

Produced by

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Elliot Schick ... producer
Stephen W. Sharmat ... executive producer
John Strong ... producer
Samuel Z. Arkoff ... producer (uncredited)

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Dick DeBenedictis
Bruce Smeaton ... (alternate score: Australia)

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Donald McAlpine ... director of photography (as Don McAlpine)

Film Editing by

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Nicholas Beauman
Frank Morriss

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Jeff Jones ... assistant film editor
J.R. Newcom ... assistant film editor
Frans Vandenburg ... assistant editor
Ben Williams ... assistant film editor

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David Copping
Bernard Hides
Robert Hilditch ... (as Bob Hilditch)
John Carroll ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Judith Dorsman

Makeup Department

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Judy Lovell ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Su Armstrong ... production manager
Salvatore Billitteri ... post-production supervisor (as Sal Billitteri)
Greg Ricketson ... unit manager
John Weiley ... production supervisor
Les White ... production manager

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Steve E. Andrews ... second assistant director (as Steve Andrews)
Mark Egerton ... first assistant director
David LeMaistre ... first assistant director: second unit (as David Le Maistre)

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Ken James ... stand-by props
Billy Malcolm ... scenic artist
Paul E. Martin ... construction manager (as Paul Martin)
Ned McCann ... scenic artist
Don Murphy ... greensman
Philip Worth ... construction manager (as Phil Worth)

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Bob Biggart ... supervising sound editor
Don Connolly ... sound recordist
Mark Eggenweiler ... assistant sound editor
Gregg Landaker ... re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow ... re-recording mixer
Joe Spinelli ... boom operator
William L. Stevenson ... supervising sound editor (as Bill Stevenson)
Bill Varney ... re-recording mixer
Bob Cogger ... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Gethin Creagh ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
David Dockendorf ... sound re-recording supervisor (uncredited)
Phil Judd ... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Ron Purvis ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

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Conrad Rothmann ... special effects

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David Burr ... focus puller
Andre Fleuren ... focus puller: second unit
Graeme Mardell ... key grip
Richard Merryman ... clapper loader
Benjamin Schick ... clapper loader: second unit
John Seale ... camera operator
Dean Semler ... director of photography: second unit
Jim Townley ... still photographer
Rob Young ... gaffer (as Robbie Young)

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Robyn Schuurmans ... stand-by wardrobe

Location Management

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John Warran ... location manager

Music Department

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Terri Fricon ... music supervisor
Michael Lloyd ... song producer
Willie Schmidt ... music mixer
Ken Wilhoit ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Ralph Clark ... transportation manager

Other crew

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Samuel Z. Arkoff ... presenter
Catherine Barber ... accounting assistant (as Cathy Barber)
Valerie Craig ... assistant to producers (as Valerie C. Craig)
Marshall Crosby ... assistant: director
Jenny Day ... production coordinator
Catherine Flannery ... assistant to producers
Jill Freeman ... continuity
Treisha Ghent ... production accountant
Evanne Harris ... animal handler
Heath Harris ... animal wrangler
Briann Kearney ... assistant: Mr. Collinson
Warren Lloyd ... animal handler
Ray Winslade ... animal wrangler
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in an accident in this remote inhospitable territory. Being unable to accompany the boy back to the civilized world he reluctantly takes him with him on his trip to that valley and teaches him in a rugged way how to survive ... Written by Willy Vanhaelen

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Also Known As
  • Australia Kid (France)
  • Am Ende des Tales (Germany)
  • Mi nuevo campeón (Spain)
  • A História de uma Vida (Brazil)
  • Землянин (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 97 min
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Trivia This film's executive producer Stephen W. Sharmat once announced a series of seven Australian-American movies to be filmed in Australia with plans to raise $45 million in finance from investors in Australia and overseas. The Earthling (1980) was the first of these pictures and was the only one that actually got made. See more »
Goofs When the camper smashes into the bottom of the ravine, it impacts on its side and the chassis is cleaved in two. In the next (close up) shot, where the boy has descended the cliff to sit by the rear bumper, the vehicle is simply pancaked upside down with an intact chassis. See more »
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Quotes Patrick Foley: You're not only a whining kid that wastes his time; you're also deaf and half blind. Sure you can hear me now. But do you listen to that water? Can you hear those birds back there? Can you hear the insects - the wind and the trees creakin' and rubbin'? You're deaf to those frogs down there and the sun pingin' off of these rocks. You're deaf to your own heartbeat and me comin' up behind you. My God, boy, there's a whole symphony goin' on here and you can't hear a thing.
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